The Goddess Prom - an annual benefit party for Planned Parenthood of Greater TX
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Austin Mom Prom

Who you callin' a Queen?

This year we decided to honor two of our trusty volunteers who have helped us out a lot the past three years and not received much thanks -- our "Manservants", Chris and Brent!


Thanks for your support of Planned Parenthood, and for being such great helpers in our Prom effort, guys!  Congrats to you both on this honor!  Wear your tiaras with pride.    :-)


Donation Tally News coming soon...

-Rebecca


PROM is coming...

Thought I'd share my Prom dress with you!































Can't wait till next week!...

-Rebecca


Radio interview

Tune in to 91.7 FM at noon tomorrow (Wednesday the 17th) to hear my fun interview with Ken Casey and Matthew Johnson of the ReMIX radio show.  (Each week the ReMIX hosts invite a guest or guests to share a memorable "mixtape" from their past and discuss the stories behind the music.)

The ReMIX guys and I will talk about musical inspirations, growing up in the special magic that was the '80s, exciting upcoming projects, and the importance of putting the toilet seat down for guests.

You can see a list of my "mixtape" songs here!:   


(And yes -- there's a plug for the Prom at the end of the interview!)


Thanks for all you do,

-Rebecca

An op-ed piece by Maggie Gyllenhaal

Found this beautifully-written piece by Maggie Gyllenhaal today, and thought you'd enjoy it!



In other news, I'll have an announcement next week about my upcoming radio interview on KO-OP radio....  Stay tuned!


Thanks for all you do,

-Rebecca

Cecile Richards / Ann Richards / "Let the People In"

I thought I'd write a little bit about those marvelous Richards gals today:


On the recent anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, PPFA President Cecile Richards had this to say:

“The Affordable Care Act is the single biggest advancement in women’s health in a generation and is already making a big difference in the lives of women across the country. Women of all walks of life are starting to get both birth control and important well-woman checkups at no cost for the first time,” said Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

“As the nation’s leading women’s health care provider and advocate, Planned Parenthood knows firsthand how important the Affordable Care Act is to women. When women have access to the full range of birth control options without a co-pay, they benefit, their families benefit, and we all benefit. That is why we’re so pleased that the Obama administration has been clear that insurance companies must cover the full range of FDA-approved types of birth control.  We will continue our work to ensure that all women – no matter where they live or who their boss is – have access to these benefits,” said Richards. 


Cecile's wonderful mother, Ann Richards, is the subject of a new book published by the University of Texas Press entitled Let the People In.  I've got a copy of this book on my nightstand right this minute and am close to finishing it; it's a fantastic look at the meteoric rise of a truly fearless lady. 

I remember being a student at UT when Ann Richards became our governor, and singing carols at the governor's mansion Christmas parties with the UT Concert Chorale.  This book paints a behind-the-scenes picture of that time for me, and illustrates what a group of close-knit friends can do if they put their minds to something great.  (Sound familiar, gals?)

Brady Dyer, who is the head of marketing over at the UT Press, has personally donated a copy of Let the People Inalong with a very sturdy UT Press canvas book bag for our raffle this year!  (Thanks, Brady!)  You can check out the current list of raffle items over on the home page.


Have a wonderful weekend, everyone, and thanks for all you do!

-Rebecca
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